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by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1487

Re: Physical question

Please read more carefully. Mutation does not occur after DNA is set. I am not a biochemist; but I know that if a mutation occurs then special cells or proteins hunt that mutation down and kill it. People or animals or plants don't change their DNA after it's set. Whatever the proper expression is ...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Political Thought Experiment 1.0 ...
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Political Thought Experiment 1.0 ...

Pretend that each and every person is ideally 'equal' beings in some genetic way such that the particular bodies we live in are like mere 'skins' that are environmental avatars we are arbitrarily placed into. Then everything else other than this 'equal' meaning is 'environmental'. Given the environm...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1487

Re: Physical question

Hrvoje, I'd need a lot of time to invest in determining the value of the resources you gave me to look at. But I'm guessing that it may probably only add superfluous information for me that turns out to be unnecessary. A lot of these logic-related discussions are reinventions or reinterpretations up...
by Scott Mayers
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Is the idea of a third in music somehow universal?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Is the idea of a third in music somehow universal?

3 is a magic number according to School house rock. There’s a song. Three is culturally significant across the world. 1/3 is an infinite number. 3/4 is the time signature for most lullabies in European music and the sexy waltz. Should we be paying more attention to the third? I’m not really sure ho...
by Scott Mayers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 215
Views: 6765

Re: Do humans have a soul?

... So the mind is not the soul, and the [soul] is not the mind. The mind is under our soul. What do you think bout those thinkings? Best greetings Dominik "Soul" etymologically relates to "sole" (and "sol" in general) and means (or is intended to mean or have meant), "That one thing that collectiv...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 1487

Re: Physical question

Is there an analogy, and is there a difference, between the ability to perform a task based on stored information, that can be called knowledge, and the ability to perform work based on stored work, that can be called energy? Hi Hrvoje, I'm trying to make sense more precisely of what you are gettin...
by Scott Mayers
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Universal Basic Income plan
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Universal Basic Income plan

(1) But one concern against it is that if people get what the 'need', they have no incentive as a force to motivate people to bother looking for work at all. there are so many assumptions here i dont even know where to start is it solely fear of want that makes people look for work? in some cases p...
by Scott Mayers
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.
Replies: 59
Views: 1363

Re: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.

There is no direct quote. Thanks to all who tried to help. Where does the quote come from would be helpful to know? ..assuming it was/is a quote? . Can't a man have a thought to himself? What is this barrage of interrogation? Have I ever asked you "why did you say this" or "why did you ask that que...
by Scott Mayers
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 1430

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

All religions begin with the notion of real pain, suffering, and death as its initial motivating factors. The uncaring reality of Nature itself makes us question how or why this should be when we seem to favor pleasure, comfort, and life. Then we use humanly entertaining means to express what was or...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.
Replies: 59
Views: 1363

Re: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.

I may have been too wordy in my previous topic start. Please note: What I am after is information on the specific bible quote that a. Says that man was given free will by god or else b. says something that christians interpret directly from, and use as a reference, to support they believe god gave ...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Why still no science of logic?
Replies: 43
Views: 1200

Re: Why still no science of logic?

Why no science of logic? By science of logic, I mean a scientific investigation of logic as objective performance and manifest capability of human beings, investigation that would try to develop a formal model of logic which would be accurate and operational. I can't think of any important aspect o...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity
Replies: 31
Views: 1187

Re: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity

What CAN be argued is that computer science itself is helpful to philosophy for its means to connect logic to reality. Since issues of everything philosophy is often about analyzing anything, a good way to advance your intellectual capacity to reason begins by understanding the most basic forms of l...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Only the Unborn can be Born.
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Only the Unborn can be Born.

“The Buddhist conceptualization of universes has no initial creation event, but instead speaks of infinitely repeated cycles of expansion, stability, destruction, and quiescence. Oscillations. Buddha tells us that, "There is an Unborn, Unoriginated, Uncreated, Unformed. If there were not this Unbor...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 189
Views: 4199

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

"Free will was given to man by god." LOL!??!?! ..god didn't want us to have free will, so he forbade us to eat the fruit of wisdom! Is this a direct quote, HexHammer? I asked for a direct quote from the bible. that says god gave men free will. Why does a direct quote matter? It is implicit in conte...
by Scott Mayers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity
Replies: 31
Views: 1187

Re: Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity

Also, if I'm confused, then what does this mean for the average person lacking the extent of logic and/or computing?